April 18, 2016: The Oregon Aquarium: A Must See Attraction in Newport, Oregon

On our trip to Yachats, Oregon last October, one of our priorities was to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium…we really wanted to visit the aquarium and we dedicated a whole day for the visit.  It was a very worthwhile trip and, in many ways, it turned out to be the best part of our trip.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is marvelous in it’s layout and  integration with the environment; the well lit and fascinating exhibits; a gift store featuring many items made in the USA representing the values of the aquarium; but perhaps, most of all, was our time sitting on the “petting zoo” bench touching abalones.

It was a most wonderful trip and we have many happy memories of our brief time there.  If  you like aquariums of this nature, please considering stopping by if you’re in the area – it will be a very enjoyable part of your trip.

Though I’m sure we didn’t see every exhibit, I would like to share some of the photos of those we saw.  (Note:  All photos taken with the iPhone 6; also, with the exception of the abalones, the photos are in no particular order)

Moray Eel

Wolf Eel

Moray Eel

Moray Eel

Quite the camouflaged crab

Quite the camouflaged crab

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Anemones, Starfish and Lion fish

 

 

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Lion Fish and mussels

 

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Starfish

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Star fish and Lion fish

 

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Starfish, Lion fish. and Starfish

 

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Pacific Sea Nettle – Costal Waters exhibit

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Moon Jellyfish – the Costal Waters exhibit

Shrimp

Japanese Spider Crabs

Part of the Ship Wreck exhibit

Part of the Ship Wreck exhibit

Part of the Ship Wreck exhibit

Part of the Ship Wreck exhibit

The "Petting" Zoo

Anemones at the “Petting” Zoo

The "Petting" Zoo

The “Petting” Zoo

Touching an abalone - they felt velvety to the touch. We never thought we would see a live aboloneo

Touching an abalone – they felt velvety to the touch. We never thought we would see a live abalone as wed only seen the shells before.

One of the rocks outside the entrance

One of the rocks outside the entrance

Cast Bronze Sturgeon outside the entrance

Cast Bronze Sturgeon outside the entrance

 

 

 

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One Response to April 18, 2016: The Oregon Aquarium: A Must See Attraction in Newport, Oregon

  1. Thanks for stopping and spending some time with us!

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